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All for Love (New Mermaids)

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All for Love or, The World Well Lost is John Dryden's 1677 adaptation of the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra into a neo-classical quintet with supporting voices: After Cleopatra's desertion of Antony at the battle of Actium, not only his wife Octavia but also his general Ventidius and his friend Dolabella strive to win him over to their side. Antony, torn between the claims of duty, friendship, dignity and love, despairs when he hears the rumor of Cleopatra's death, which is not, as in Shakespeare's version, spread by the queen herself but by her deceitful eunuch. This edition includes Dryden's dedication of the play to the Earl of Danby and his preface, in which he defends against French neo-classicist strictures the liberties he took with his sources; it further discusses the play's austere power in the theatre, which is unjustly considered to be inferior to Shakespeare's quite distinct version of the story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713671056
Author:
Dryden, John
Publisher:
A&C Black
Editor:
Andrew, N. J.
Author:
Andrew, N. J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
History
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Egypt History 332-30 B.C.
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
New Mermaids
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
c 5 photographs/line drawings
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.82 x 5.09 x 0.515 in

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